Friday, May 27, 2016

New Yorker Cartoonist Kim Warp

Kim Warp is a cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The New Yorker and Reader’s Digest, among other publications. She has lived in Virginia Beach since 2004.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Jasper the Bear in Maclean's

Conan Tobias in Maclean's

James Simpkins with his creation Jasper the Bear for the Maclean’s July 6, 1963 issue.

In 1948, Jim Simpkins visited the offices of Maclean’s to pitch himself as a regular cartoonist. Simpkins had studied at the Winnipeg School of Art under Group of Seven artist LeMoine FitzGerald, and was one of the original artists hired by the National Film Board, where he worked full-time for 16 years.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mell Lazarus 1927-2016

Mell Lazarus passed away on the morning of May 24, 2016, at his home in Woodland Hills, CA.

He is best known as the creator of two comic strips, Miss Peach (1957–2002) and Momma (1970–present). For his comic strip Pauline McPeril (a 1966-69 collaboration with Jack Rickard), he used the pseudonym Fulton, which is also the name of a character in his novel, The Boss Is Crazy, Too.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

"This Campaign is YUUUGE!" at the ToonSeum

From Eventbrite.

Cartoon by Steve Brodner

An opening night party for a new show, This Campaign is YUUUGE! Cartoonists Tackle the 2016 Presidential Race, will be held at the ToonSeum on May 27th from 7 to 10 pm.

Friday, May 20, 2016

“Complete Peanuts” Comes to a Close

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.

This October Fantagraphics will publish the final volume — No. 26 — to conclude its “The Complete Peanuts” hardcover box set.

And a guiding hand throughout the creative process, over the past 13 years, has been Seth, who delved into the forthcoming volume by gathering Schulz ephemera, including his advertising art and editorial illustration.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Seth's Giant Installation in Guelph

From the CBC.

Guelph's newest art installation is a celebration of the city's public life, and one of its best-known artists.
It's called "The Junkyard of Memory," a comic strip that's eighteen metres long by three metres wide and printed on fifteen aluminum panels, which were mounted to the exterior wall of the Bookshelf in downtown Guelph.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Great British Graphic Novel Exhibit at the Cartoon Museum

Dr. Paul Williams in the Geek Syndicate.

An exhibition looking at the rise of the British Graphic novel with works by William Hogarth, Kate Charlesworth, Dave Gibbons, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and many others.